This coming Saturday, October 1st, Oakland Rising along with Black Lives Matter Bay Area, BYP100 and Allen Temple AIDS Ministry will host a BLM Election Town Hall and Candidate Forum in deep east Oakland, District 7. With the highest density of Black and Brown residents and voters in the Town, we strategically partnered to hear from candidates and learn about key issues on the ballot. The content of this Town Hall and Candidate Forum will be aligned with the Vision for Black Lives Matter, which Oakland Rising supports.

The event has caught like fire, with 195 people confirmed to attend and another 854 people listed as “interested” in the Facebook event. With this being Oakland Rising’s first election town hall and candidate forum, we are excited to see how it goes and continue this practice, given all of the momentum created by it.

When: Saturday, October 1 from 10AM to 2PM

Where: Allen Temple Baptist Church, 8501 International Blvd

Candidates Confirmed
District 7 School Board: 
Chris Jackson

District 7 City Council:
Marcie Hodge
Nehanda Imara

City Council At Large:
Rebecca Kaplan
Peggy Moore
Matt Hummel

Have questions for the candidate? Leave questions here or use #D7AskTheCandidate on Facebook and Twitter.

There will be a concurrent Children’s Town Hall for youth ages 5-14.  


Please register all children/youth.




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